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Series cast summary:
Patrick Allen ...  Richard Crane 39 episodes, 1963-1965
Sam Kydd ...  Orlando O'Connor 39 episodes, 1963-1965
Gerald Flood ...  Colonel Sharif Mahmoud 39 episodes, 1963-1965
Laya Raki ...  Halima 39 episodes, 1963-1965
Leonard Trolley Leonard Trolley ...  Shaab 24 episodes, 1964-1965
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The adventures of Richard Crane, cafe owner & part-time smuggler, around the coast of Morocco, aided (and sometimes abetted) by his ex-Foreign Legion sidekick Orlando, waitress Halina, and local cop Colonel Mahmoud. Written by Anonymous

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2 April 1963 (UK) See more »

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Marrakech, Morocco See more »

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(39 episodes)

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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While filming on location, the crew had problems with some older locals who thought the camera was 'stealing their soul'. See more »

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Spin-off Orlando (1965) See more »

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Comments regarding the AR-TV series "Crane"
30 March 2005 | by lindac-5See all my reviews

"Crane" was the first TV series I recall that was shot on location in Casablanca and the format was unusual, too, with the "goodie" - Crane - who was a smuggler and the "baddie" - Colonel Sharif Mahmoud - who was the Casablanca police chief trying his best to catch Crane at it (smuggling, that is!). My sympathies were always with Mahmoud, played by Gerald Flood. A handsome, elegant actor (a lost art these days), he was very much the hero of the piece, a much more attractive character than the "lantern-jawed" Crane, as played by Patrick Allen. Other series regulars were Sam Kydd as Orlando O'Connor and Layah Raki as the token belly-dancer female, with Leonard Trolley as Mahmoud's long-suffering subordinate, Shaab. I would love to see some of the episodes again, but time has passed and I learn that the show is unavailable. Such a pity, as it was fun, with more than a touch of glamour. I will always fondly remember "Crane".


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